The jury trial of a Houston, Texas woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death with a stiletto heel in June reached a guilty verdict Tuesday. Ana Trujillo, 45, who stabbed Alf Stefan Andersson, 59, at least 25 times in the face according to detectives, was found guilty of murder, and now faces life in prison. The jury deliberated for approximately two hours before finding Trujillo guilty, and she was taken into custody, after being free on bond during the trial.
The incident took place in Andersson’s ritzy condo, and Trujillo claims she had used the shoe to defend herself during a drunken argument surrounding jealousy. Last Tuesday, jurors were shown the blue suede shoe Trujillo used to murder her mate. Ironically, Andersson, who was a University of Houston professor, had purchased the $1500 kicks for Trujillo.
Trujillo's attorney was unable to peddle a self-defense argument to the jury, especially after prosecutors revealed that only Andersson had shown any signs of defensive wounds. During Trujillo's initial interrogation, she'd told detectives that Andersson was a heavy drinker and was mentally abusive. She said Andersson had been pestering her into marrying him, and that she eventually grew to care for him, but resisted sleeping with him, as it was akin to “sleeping with my grandfather.”
Stiletto trial enthusiasts took to Twitter:
#StilettoTrial Jack Carroll Trujillo's att said he will be asking for a prison sentence of two years......hahahahahahahaah funny man !!
— Pita (@MyMick) April 8, 2014
Family members of suspect & victim cry outside courtroom after Trujillo convicted of murder in #StilettoTrial
— brian rogers (@brianjrogers) April 8, 2014
Very little reaction from Ana Trujillp as verdict read. Looked down, dejected. #StilettoTrial
— Ryan Smith (@ryansmithtv) April 8, 2014
Prosecutor: "Have you thought about the sound that heel must have made as it was going in and out of his skin?" #StilettoTrial
— Mary Benton (@KPRCMaryBenton) April 8, 2014
After a night of drinking in a bar, Andersson became jealous of Trujillo, and an argument ensued. Trujillo testified that Andersson’s “face got red and he became infuriated. And then he came toward me, (and said) ‘You are not going to leave me, ever.’” The two began to wrestle, and Trujillo began stabbing him with the stiletto, while asking him to “please stop.” Trujillo claims she hit Andersson “a couple of times” and then he grabbed her hand and she dropped the shoe. “At first I didn’t know there was blood coming out of him,” she said. “He didn’t even seem like he was hurt.”
Former massage therapist Trujillo showed little emotion as her guilty verdict was read. Her sentencing phase will commence Wednesday.
Toward the end of her testimony, Trujillo had commented, “It got too much for me."
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